Volkswagen Group India will showcase the concept of ‘MicroCity’ a futuristic mobility solution as well as Nils, its concept electric car designed for individual mobility requirements, at the last and fifth leg of the Indo-German Urban Mela (IGUM) due to be held at Pune from Jan 11-21.

MicroCity is one of the solutions conceptualised by Volkswagen to address problems of urban congestion, Alexander Skibbe, head of communication for VW Group India, said. “This is a project of our Research team,” he said, adding that India is the only country where the idea is being showcased.

The MicroCity is a mobility hub that is more than simply a car park and will come with integrated vehicle-related services such as charging stations and vehicle rental stations. It can also be a central point for switching to different modes of transport like an underground train, car pooling, or hiring an e-scooter, he explained. VW introduced the concept at the IGUM in Delhi in October and is in the process of analysing the data and feedback from visitors there.

Nils is a single-seat electric concept vehicle designed to address future individual mobility requirements. It is a compact car which is 3.04 m long, 1.39 m wide and 1.2 m tall, and has aluminium space frame, wing doors and free-standing wheels.

Volkswagen will also be organizing plant tour of their Chakan facility and visitors can book their plant tours from Jan 11-14 and on Jan 17.

(This article was published on January 4, 2013)
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